An episode of Panel Borders: Alex Fitch talks to Nic Roeg and Sandy Lieberson about their mutual interest in comics and attendance of lectures on the subject at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Press release: "Concluding a month of shows on the presence of comics in the Victoria and Albert museum, Alex Fitch talks to two filmmakers who are regular attendees at Ian Rakoff's comic book lectures at the V&A. Acclaimed film director Nic Roeg discusses his interest in comics and museum culture, how he nearly directed the 1980 adaptation of Flash Gordon and why the BBC wouldn't let him choose Desert Island Discs for Radio 4's Cultural Exchange. American Producer Sandy Lieberson, who worked with Roeg on Performance, talks about his love of classic newspaper strips, distinctions between high and low art and his involvement in The Magic Roundabout movie, Dougal and the Blue Cat.
Nic Roeg's memoir The World is Ever Changing is released in paperback October 13th and Ian Rakoff's next lecture on comic books at the V&A takes place at 1pm in the Hochhauser Auditorium on October 2nd.
More info at http://www.faber.co.uk/catalog/the-world-is-ever-changing/9780571264933 / http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/2871/lunchtime-lecture-comics-and-the-american-identity-4241
Originally broadcast 30th September 2013 on Resonance 104.4 FM"